Sunday 24 December 2017
Hello, design elf Katrina here to wish all the readers of The Fruit Pixie blog a very happy Christmas. I leave you one last quick project using the Impression Obsession Town Builder die and some scraps of the Craftwork Cards Christmas blackboard papers
Friday 15 December 2017
Hello! Design elf Katrina here. Well Christmas is gradually creeping up on us, preparations are being made for the big day and I have some stamped decorations for you to add to your tree.
To make these decorations I have used the Creative Expressions 12 days of Christmas stamp set, along with the matching paper set.
The base of the decoration is stamp board but you can easily use thick card.
I painted the bases with the wonderfully shiny Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders. I used them as a paint this time by adding a couple of puffs to a drop of water then mixed it together into a paint. I then painted the fronts and backs .
The stamps were then stamped onto a sheet of the matching paper pad and cut out. I then stuck the different days of Christmas on the front and the 12 days of Christmas stamp on the back.
Then i drilled a hole in each of them and added some bakers twine and a bell, I love bells at Christmas!
Here are all the different decorations together.
The eagle eyed of you would of noticed the is no partridge in a pear tree. I must admit I did find that a bit annoying. It is included in the matching paper pad but it would of been nice to have the whole set in the stamps to.
They do look good on the tree though
Here is the back
I finished mine off with a coat of glittery varnish to seal them.
So, if you would like to make these decorations you can find the products in the shop.
The 12 days of Christmas stampshttp://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/creative-expressions-clear-stamp-set-12-days-of-christmas-25850-p.asp
The matching paper sethttp://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/creative-expressions-8-x-8-paper-pad-12-days-of-christmas-25854-p.asp
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders
Can be found in the Fruit Pixie Etsy shop
I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my decorations, I will be back very soon with another project idea.
Until then , take care
Thursday 7 December 2017
Hello, design elf Katrina here. This time I have a wonderfully quick project for you that would make a great extra little surprise if you are giving books as presents this Christmas. Upcycled corner bookmarks. I have been making these for years and find they are actually better at keeping your page than other bookmarks as they slide onto the corner of your page and when the book is closed they stay there. These corner bookmarks couldn’t be easier or cheaper as they upcycle the envelopes all those bills and letters that fall thought our letterboxes daily. All you need then is all those offcuts of papers we keep as crafters from our projects and some glue. First collect together your envelopes and chop off their corners
Then all you need to do is cover them with paper. You do need to keep it flat and not too many layers of paper. One tip though, you might want to put something on one side that tells you its that side of the bookmark you were reading. Of course if you are using them in cookbooks or other reference books, I use them in my German course book, you might not need to know that.
Here are some I have made using different Craft Consortium papers